Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

(Hardback - Mar 2002)
$53.00 - Online Price


"A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren." So reads Noah's curse on his son Ham, and all his descendants, in Genesis 9:25. Over centuries of interpretation, Ham came to be identified as the ancestor of black Africans, and Noah's curse to be seen as biblical justification for American slavery and segregation. Examining the history of the American interpretation of Noah's curse, this book begins with an overview of the prior history of the reception of this scripture and then turns to the distinctive and creative ways in which the curse was appropriated by American pro-slavery and pro-segregation interpreters.


  • SKU: 9780195142792
  • SKU10: 0195142799
  • Title: Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery
  • Series: Religion in America
  • Qty Remaining Online: 139
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Date Published: Mar 2002
  • Pages: 322
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Weight lbs: 1.33
  • Dimensions: 9.48" L x 6.42" W x 1.00" H
  • Features: Index, Illustrated, Bibliography
  • Themes: Theometrics | Academic; Chronological Period | 1800-1850; Ethnic Orientation | African American;
  • Category: SOCIAL ISSUES
  • Subject: Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - Old Testament


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